Rachana, 14, had made up her mind: She would quit school to work and help support her parents and brother. She knew it was the right thing to do; her family needed the extra income to survive. Besides, her parents could no longer afford to purchase the notebooks and pencils she needed for school anyway. She had dreamed of becoming a police officer after she graduated, but she knew she had to let that dream go.
Father Becomes Bedridden
Since she was a young girl, Rachana’s family had struggled financially. Their situation worsened when her truck-driver father, Sabal, was critically injured in an accident and became bedridden. Although Rachana’s mother, Nalini, also worked, the money she brought in as a daily wage laborer was not enough to support the family of four. Without enough money for food, the family was in danger of starvation.
As Rachana prepared to quit school, Gospel for Asia (GFA) pastor Sumesh visited Rachana and her family. After learning of their struggles, he shared the hope of Jesus, prayed for them and invited them to church.
The family began attending the weekly prayer meetings, and as they joined the believers in praying for Sabal, they saw a miracle: Sabal’s health improved! This answer to prayer increased the family’s faith in Jesus. But there were still other needs they hoped to see miracles for.
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